A fan skirt or an umbrella skirt was fashionable during the 1890s. It was pretty simple in shape: the front was a simple A-line skirt and the back had this half-a-circle shape and pleats that gave it volume. I wanted a long skirt to go with my shirtwaists that would…
The Foundations Revealed opened its enrolment again for a few days and I joined immediately after first watching the free sleeves workshop they provided.
I tested the 1900-1910s blouse and guimpe pattern by Wearing History. I must say that of all the similar patterns I have tried out, this one is the best.
Käsitöitä ja pukuja -lehti jakoi vuonna 1918 lääkärin neuvoja espanjantaudin hoitamiseen. Juuri itsenäistyneessä Suomessa influenssa lisäsi kaaosta.
I made a Victorian side-button cycling skirt out of linen so that I can ride my bike in style. The skirt pattern is a free pattern by Bikes & Bloomers.
I found this free pattern for cycling bloomers by Bikes & Bloomers and decided to give it a try.
Chatelines were a huge fashion accessory during Victorian and Edwardian times. Often they included various sewing tools that were both pretty and practical.
This is a quick update for all of you who are interested in reading old Finnish sewing magazines for inspiration. I have just added 3 whole years worth of Käsitöitä magazines from the years 1897 to 1899 to my archive here. Those are interesting years as they contain a lot…
History bounding means wearing history-inspired garments as part of your everyday outfits. Thrift store treasures can be easily combined with garments you have sewn yourself.
I put my silk fabrics under a microscope.